Lockdown Diary: Training

I start my funeral celebrant training tomorrow with Humanists UK, from 10am to 4pm. I wonder what it’s going to be like? The instructors seem really nice so I have high hopes. I’ve decided to start with funerals instead of weddings, as humanist weddings aren’t yet legal in England, meaning you need to have a civil service as well for your marriage to be official. However, humanist weddings are legal in Scotland and the uptake for them has grown a lot. I’m hoping the same thing will happen in England next year.

Of course, weddings are currently suspended in the whole of the UK. Such crazy times. It seems unthinkable that mass gatherings will ever be held again. This Guardian article says coronavirus distancing may need to continue until 2022! Absolutely surreal.

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